Console

Last updated 4 months ago

The Console is a command line interface (CLI) designed for efficiency, providing a streamlined tool for working with Windows PowerShell and Sitecore.

The default security configuration for SPE requires the Console to be in an Elevated Session State before allowing the execution of commands. The following figure shows the Console when the User Account Controls (UAC) are disabled. While this is a common configuration for developers, we highly encourage you to ensure UAC is enabled in higher environments.

PowerShell Console

Shortcuts

Below are the shortcuts available in the console.

Shortcut

Usage

Enter

Submits line for execution.

Tab

Autocomplete commands. Press tab again to cycle through commands.

Shift+Tab

Reverse cycle through Autocomplete commands.

Shift+Enter

Inserts new line. Works when the backtick is used.

ArrowUp/Ctrl+P

Show previous command from history

ArrowDown/Ctrl+N

Show next command from history

Delete/backspace

Remove one character from right/left to the cursor

ArrowLeft/Ctrl+B

Move cursor to the left

ArrowRight/Ctrl+F

Move cursor to the right

Ctrl+ArrowLeft

Move cursor to previous word

Ctrl+ArrowRight

Move cursor to next word

Ctrl+A/Home

Move cursor to the beginning of the line

Ctrl+E/End

Move cursor to the end of the line

Ctrl+K/Alt+D

Remove the text after the cursor

Ctrl+H

Remove character before the cursor

Ctrl+D/Delete

Remove character selected by the cursor

Ctrl+C/Escape

Remove all text in the line

Ctrl+U

Remove the text before the cursor

Ctrl+V/Shift+Insert

Insert text from the clipboard

Ctrl+Alt+Shift +

Increase the font size

Ctrl+Alt+Shift -

Decrease the font size

PageUp

Scroll console up

PageDown

Scroll console down

Ctrl+R

Reverse search history

Note: The font family, font size, and other settings can be configured through the ISE.